The ASBP seeks to influence the development of a policy framework that takes a balanced and comprehensive view of all the aspects of sustainability. This means raising profile of the sustainable products agenda so that it sits alongside the energy, carbon and design agendas. Key policy areas such as Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Carbon (The Carbon Plan) have been identified.
Priorities for the ASBP involve:
- Engaging with key stakeholders such as UKGBC and the CPA so that they incorporate and contribute to the ASBP approach.
- Developing clauses for NBS that discourage product substitution away from demonstrably sustainable building products.
- Influencing government procurement practice so that demonstrably sustainable building products are specified.
- Encouraging a greater recognition of the impact of products within building codes and encourage a move away from generic approaches to product specific sustainability assessment.